Report confirms Ellis Park to be sold to New Mexico company

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HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – A new report has confirmed Ellis Park will be sold to a New Mexico company.

The Pressbox reports that a source close to the situation says on June 18th the Kentucky Racing Commission may hear and consider the sale of Ellis Park and all of its affiliated property in Henderson to the Laguna Development Corporation, located near Albuquerque, NM.

Laguna is in the casino, hotel, and restaurant business.

They manage and operate the Dancing Eagle Casino in western New Mexico the Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque, and entities knows as the 66 Pit Stops and the Route 66 Travel Centers.

If the company purchases Ellis Park and gets final approval from the Kentucky Racing Commission, it will be the first racetrack operation the company will own and operate.

Earlier this month, a spokesman with LDC confirmed the group is in a non-disclosure agreement but could not elaborate with who or where.

In July 2018, Saratoga Casino and Hospitality Group bought Ellis Park from Ron Geary, the former owner of the Evansville Icemen.

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(This story was originally published on June 3, 2019)

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